Communications Intern

Fairfax, Virginia
Jan 14, 2022
Feb 04, 2022
Full Time
Dewberry is currently seeking a Communications Intern to join the corporate communications team in Fairfax, VA for Summer 2022.

The communications intern works in conjunction with the corporate communications department to meet the communications and pre-positioning goals of the organization. The intern requires a range of practical skills because of the varied requests anticipated with individual deadlines. Projects performed can vary day-to-day. Flexibility, organization, attention to detail, and excellent time management are expected.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


  • Assist corporate communications in writing content for press releases, and advertisements. Ensure approved content is added or updated in job and employee records.
  • Prepare marketing materials for conferences/events, including e-marketing and social media; assist with promotion of speaking engagements.
  • Assist in maintaining corporate website, intranet, and digital asset management system.
  • Support communications functions, including announcements and brochures.
  • Assist in maintaining media hits and client relationship management databases.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in communications, English, journalism, or equivalent degree.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; knowledge of English grammar critical and AP Style, a plus.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, a plus.
  • Experience with typical content management systems, a plus.

Preferred Characteristics:
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Superior writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Self-starter; enjoys and is able to work under minimal supervision, yet collaboratively with multiple disciplines and offices.
  • Able to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent quality control.

In accordance with applicable Executive Order 14042 and related requirements, all prospective hires for this position, performing work for the federal government, will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or qualify for an exemption to this vaccination requirement. Such proof of vaccination, or written request for exemption, will be required, following receipt of written offer.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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